S&W M&P15 or Rock River Arms

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by sparky17, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. sparky17

    sparky17 New Member

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    I looking at trading with a couple of dealers for an AR. One has a S&W MOE and the other has a R R A Entry Tactical. The R R A has the upgraded chrome lined barrel. I'm looking for a range/plinking gun that I could also hunt a few coyotes with. Any thoughts?
     
  2. ShagNasty1001

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    I used to have an M&P15 and loved it!! But I recently traded sold it (Saturday) and bought a RRA Operator. I can't tell you how the RRA shoots yet since I haven't hit the range yet but I can tell you is I didn't have a single hiccup with the S&W
     

  3. sparky17

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    FYI this would be my first AR.
     
  4. ShagNasty1001

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    That's what the Smith was to me. I know a lot of my local LEOs are carrying them in their patrol cars as well
     
  5. Quentin

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    Neither would be my first choice but of your two, S&W.
     
  6. g17frantz

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    The only thing I don't like about the S&W M&P 15 is the absence of forward assist and the ejection port cover, other than that they are pretty solid
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

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    That's only on the sport model. The moe and OR versions have the dust cover and forward assist
     
  8. g17frantz

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    Oh my bad didn't see that part in the ops first post
     
  9. ShagNasty1001

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    No harm no foul my man
     
  10. Quentin

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    I thought he was talking about the Smith & Wesson M&P15 MOE Edition, anyway, this is the one I meant (with FA).

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  11. sparky17

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    Yes the S&W is the MOE edition in flat dark earth. It has dustcover and forward assist. After handling both I like the Rock River trigger but I like the S&W Magpul furniture better. What I'm most concerned with is quality. I've heard good things about both, but it's hard to ignore Smiths 150+ years of building guns.
     
  12. ShagNasty1001

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    You can get that magpul stuff on a rock river as well. Just gotta order it from the magpul website
     
  13. sparky17

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    Unfortunately I'm cash poor right now but have a few guns I don't shoot so that's why I'm doing a trade. I would like to find one as close to ideal for me that I can. That way I can spend any extra cash on ammo, not changing out parts.
     
  14. silverado113

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    The MOE hand guards are reasonable. I picked mine up on Amazon for $25.
     
  15. ShagNasty1001

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    I feel ya there. I'm working on that with an M1A at the moment. Still have a lot of saving to do on my end though
     
  16. Quentin

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    I agree, if you want Magpul it doesn't make sense to buy the RRA and then buy all the extras to turn it into a MOE. I put all that MOE equipment on my last build (buying separately) but it made more sense since I wasn't replacing original equipment. The S&W MOE comes ready to go. And I think this year they have a midlength version which would be worth looking at.
     
  17. sparky17

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    Just traded for the Rock River. Dealer with the S&W backed out. I was leaning towards Rock River due to accuracy and trigger. I think it will suit my needs of target/hunting. Got the Entry Tactical. It has some upgrades, chrome lined barrel and bore, chrome BCG, winter trigger guard and Badger Tactical charging handle. It came w/ carry handle which I don't want, but being a trade....... I think I will try to trade the carry handle for Magpul MBUS - should work good with scope in quick detach mount.
     
  18. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    ...... MAAAAAAAN where's our PrOn?


    we needs it................................
     
  19. sparky17

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    Will post it ASAP!
     
  20. sparky17

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    Here is the new AR.

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